18 01, 2017

Regional Profiles: Who lives here?

2020-09-03T12:51:35+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Leadership|0 Comments

One of the most helpful things for a local church contemplating how to join with God in mission within the local setting is to put together a statistical profile of their local community. This helps us by making clear just who lives within our neighbourhoods and how the locale is travelling in terms of employment, multiculturalism, education [...]

18 01, 2017

Ed Stetzer: Planting new churches in a postmodern age

2020-09-03T12:40:09+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Leadership|0 Comments

Ed Stetzer wrote Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age in 2003 as ‘an instruction book for planting biblically faithful and culturally relevant churches’. Ed has planted churches in New York, Georgia and Pennsylvania. He serves as the Missiologist and Research Team Director at the North American Mission Board in Alpharetta, GA (Southern Baptist) and [...]

18 01, 2017

Short Stories from NCLS

2020-06-30T11:58:03+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship, Leadership, Youth, children and families|0 Comments

The 2016 National Church Life Survey is coming up this October and many Uniting Church congregations will participate.  In the leadup to this year's survey, NCLS have published a series of short videos outlining some of the things we've learned from the previous (2011) NCLS survey. Some examples include: Views of children in Australian churches Who [...]

11 10, 2016

Anatomy of Team

2020-05-06T15:16:09+10:00 11 October 2016|Categories: Leadership|0 Comments

Over the summer 2011/12, there was a particular music video that went viral, racking up well over 40 million youtube views in just four weeks, and collecting imitations, live performances on US television shows and more (and now some 156 million views!).It’s five people (a Canadian band called Walk off the [...]

18 01, 2017

Creating Collaborative Leaders (Facilitator Training)

2020-05-06T14:34:15+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Leadership|0 Comments

A specialist facilitator workshop designed to deepen your personal knowledge and practice of collaborative leadership. And to and equip you to take this knowledge to your own colleagues, clients and communities, to help create collaborative leaders and teams. Presented by Dr Neil Preston, and hosted by Anglican Church Southern Qld Social Responsibilities Committee Date:   [...]

18 01, 2017

DIY Resources

2020-05-06T14:29:47+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship, Leadership|0 Comments

The Centre for Theology and Ministry (UCA Synod of Victoria and Tasmania) have released a huge selection of "DIY" resources to help your congregation and leadership team explore a diverse range of topics. Examples include: - The Changing Face of Church - Biblical perspectives - Theological topics - Role of elders or church council - [...]

18 01, 2017

Approaches to church planting

2020-05-06T14:28:03+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship, Leadership|0 Comments

There's a helpful series of articles exploring different approaches to church planting over at Christianity Today's "The Exchange". Ed Stetzer is writing the series, which began with a general introduction, and has proceeded to explore a range of commonly adopted approaches to beginning new faith communities. If you're in that situation ... it's a series of [...]

18 01, 2017

Formation/Education/Discipleship Podcasts

2020-05-06T14:24:34+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship, Leadership|0 Comments

Craig Mitchell at the UCA Assembly office for formation/education/discipleship is uploading a series of podcasts exploring those three topics.  First up is an interview with Rev Stu Cameron at Newlife Church on the Gold Coast.  Hit the FED/Growing-Disciples website to hear what Stu and Craig talked about. Or, go to Part 1 here, and Part [...]

18 01, 2017

Population Projections: Who’s coming?

2020-05-06T14:18:08+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Leadership|0 Comments

When thinking about the future, the science (art? mathematics? guesswork?) of population projections can tell us a lot. How many people are likely to live in a particular place? What kind of housing will they occupy? What jobs will they work in? Will they have kids … and what schools are planned? All these questions [...]

18 01, 2017

Chuck Knows Church: The Committee

2020-05-06T14:14:48+10:00 18 January 2017|Categories: Discipleship, Leadership|0 Comments

The United Methodist Church of the USA have released an interesting new series of short films and accompanying discussion guides. From the team that first brought you "Chuck Knows Church" (a regular YouTube video series exploring different aspects of faith and church life) comes the new short film series "The Committee." The series explores the [...]